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  • Family Olympic Torch
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Kick off your family's "Summer Reading Olympics" by making a family Olympic torch. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Family Time, Ideas for Every Season, Reading, Travel Adventures,

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Make Reading Aloud Fun for Your Preschooler
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Make reading aloud fun for your preschooler by using puppets & dolls. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Drama, Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Bed,

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    • 3-5
  • Reading Partners
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Form a partnership with your beginning reader by setting aside fifteen or twenty minutes a day to read with rather than to the child. (Thats what makes you a partner rather than story reader.) Source: The RIF Guide

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Words for All Seasons
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Children can usher in each season with a lively collage of words that describe it best. They'll need lots of printed materials to search through for their words. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Discover Recipes
    1-2, meal, indoor

    summary Browse a cookbook with your child. Pick out a recipe, and read through the intstructions. Make that recipe together. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Math, Rainy Day Fun, Reading AGES: 9-12

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Local Ghost Stories
    1-2, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary Visit your local historical society and find famous ghosts. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: History, Reading, Seasonal Activities, Writing AGES: teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor TIME OF DAY:

    • teen
  • Book Chain
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor

    summary After they read a book, children add a link on a paper chain. Can one child make the chain reach from the ceiling to the floor? Can two or three readers cooperate and make the chain go all around the room-twice? Source:

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Category Bingo
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Children read books covering all kinds of subjects before they can cover a row of squares on this special bingo card -- a fun way to broaden their reading interests. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Underwater Picture
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Create an underwater picture. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts, Rainy Day Fun, Reading, Writing AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play Using a white

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    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Keep a Travel Journal
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Keep track of all the fun that you're having on your trips! Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor, Outdoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
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